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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160722
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use of carotid intima-media thickness to assess cardiovascular risk
Abstract:
Use of carotid intima-media thickness to assess cardiovascular risk
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Penckofer, Sue
P.I. Institution Name:Loyola University Chicago
Title:Professor & Associate Dean
Contact Address:Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, 6525 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60626, USA
Contact Telephone:708.216.9303
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in postmenopausal (PMP) women. A reliable measure of atherosclerotic risk is intima-media thickness (IMT) of the carotid artery. This study evaluated the reliability of measuring IMT in the carotid arteries of 20 healthy, PMP using ultrasound B-mode imaging. Subjects underwent an initial baseline screening and half came back for two repeat scans (most within one week apart). They were scanned independently by two different vascular technologists. Mean IMT was 0.76 mm which is consistent to that previously reported for women greater than 5 years PMP (0.75mm). Inter and intra-rater coefficient of variation (CV) was less than 6% (CV <10% reported as acceptable). The study also examined if relationships existed between IMT and demographic (age, race) as well as selected health variables (estrogen use, years since menopause, and level of self-reported physical activity). Findings indicated that IMT was correlated to years PMP r=+.517 (p=.020), level of physical activity r=-.436 (p=.054), and having diabetes r=+.380 (p=.099). IMT may be a reliable, noninvasive measure for assessing cardiac risk as well as a feasible and cost effective means to evaluate the impact of medical and nursing interventions on the development and progression of CHD.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUse of carotid intima-media thickness to assess cardiovascular risken_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160722-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Use of carotid intima-media thickness to assess cardiovascular risk</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Penckofer, Sue</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Loyola University Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor &amp; Associate Dean</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, 6525 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60626, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">708.216.9303</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">spencko@luc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in postmenopausal (PMP) women. A reliable measure of atherosclerotic risk is intima-media thickness (IMT) of the carotid artery. This study evaluated the reliability of measuring IMT in the carotid arteries of 20 healthy, PMP using ultrasound B-mode imaging. Subjects underwent an initial baseline screening and half came back for two repeat scans (most within one week apart). They were scanned independently by two different vascular technologists. Mean IMT was 0.76 mm which is consistent to that previously reported for women greater than 5 years PMP (0.75mm). Inter and intra-rater coefficient of variation (CV) was less than 6% (CV &lt;10% reported as acceptable). The study also examined if relationships existed between IMT and demographic (age, race) as well as selected health variables (estrogen use, years since menopause, and level of self-reported physical activity). Findings indicated that IMT was correlated to years PMP r=+.517 (p=.020), level of physical activity r=-.436 (p=.054), and having diabetes r=+.380 (p=.099). IMT may be a reliable, noninvasive measure for assessing cardiac risk as well as a feasible and cost effective means to evaluate the impact of medical and nursing interventions on the development and progression of CHD.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:09:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:09:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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